IPAWS Alerting Authorities, Why You Need an Emergency Alert Solution with IPAWS
In 2018 there were 124 disaster declarations in the U.S., 58 of which were declared major disasters and 14 emergency declarations.
Of these, the most common were flooding and fires, alongside 15 named tropical storms, eight of which were hurricanes. What does this tell us? With such a high number of disasters each year, Emergency Managers need to be prepared to communicate with residents, businesses and visitors should disaster strike. Without the ability to reliably send critical alerts and instructions to those impacted, the outcome of these disasters would likely be more devastating.
Fortunately, government agencies have many tools at their disposal, including the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) and the software required to issue IPAWS alerts – CodeRED.
Source: Disaster Recovery Journal IPAWS Alerting Authorities, Why You Need an Emergency Alert Solution with IPAWS